We lost a wonderful Adult Educator yesterday. Daiva Kochin passed away after fighting cancer, at the too-young age of 52. She taught ESL at Daley College and Arturo Velasquez Institute for almost a decade, and she loved it; she wasn’t just doing it for the money or just as a job or as a way to fill her days, but she truly loved her students and was very happy to teach at the City Colleges. We will always remember her positive attitude, her beautiful smile, and her passion for education. Everyone who knew her loved her, and she brought a brightness to everyone’s day. We will miss Daiva, and hope other Adult Educators will continue to be inspired by her work and commitment.